欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Mona:How is the portrait coming along?
Leonardo:I'm done with the sketches and I'm ready to start on the painting.
Mona:This commission is quite a godsend for a new artist.
If you do a good job with this portrait, you may get other commissions.
Leonardo:It's all the same to me.
I paint them as I see them.
Mona:Well, I hope not exactly as you see them.
A portrait has to be flattering, doesn't it?
Leonardo:You mean I should downplay bulging eyes, hooked noses, and double chins?
No way. That's what makes each face distinctive.
Mona:Maybe that isn't the best way to think about it.
Everybody has an image of themselves in their mind's eye.
You would just be capturing that image.
Leonardo:I'm an artist, not a psychologist.
If they have squinty eyes, ears that stick out, a weak chin, or thin lips, that's what I'm going to paint.
Mona:But this sketch shows a really prominent forehead and a receding hairline.
Maybe you could just…
Leonardo:No! I have to be true to my art.
I'm not compromising.
Mona:I was just hoping you could finally make enough money to move off of my couch!